Mini Review: Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin

, by Kt Clapsadl

Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin
Grigori Legacy #3

From the author of Sins of the Angels and Sins of the Son comes the newest novel in the “electric, thrilling and extremely intelligent” (Ex Libris) Grigori Legacy series.

Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilimchild of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.

With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic –­ leaving little time for her fledgling relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.

Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon.

This series had a pretty rocky start for me, but after my enjoyment of the second installment, I did have high hopes for this one, which unfortunately fell flat. Perhaps I just wasn't in the right mindset for this book, but I had a very hard time getting into it. It just was so incredibly dark, and while I remember the previous two books being dark, I just don't think they were as bad as this one in that aspect. Perhaps they were, but it just didn't seem to affect me as much. And typically darkness works okay in books for me, but I'll admit that it was really hard for me to muster through this book. In fact I actually wound up skimming off and on hoping for some sort of turn around or hope or anything, but it only got darker as the book went on. 

From what I understand, there's only one more book left in the series, and I'm torn as to whether I will be continuing on. On one hand I want to see things through, especially after the ending of this book that made me wish I had of given up reading the book when it first started to not work so well for me. At least then I would have been spared that blow and heartache. But on the other hand, I'm just not sure my curiosity is quite strong enough to stand up to such darkness. 

I won't be giving this one a rating as I think my own mood and my skimming could quite possibly give an unfairly low rating. Based on other ratings I've looked at, it looks like this book has largely been enjoyed, so I'd have to say that if you are a fan of the series, then it's definitely worth checking out, and don't let my difficulties scare you off. 

(Received a copy from the publisher)

Rating:
Abstained

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     1. Sins of the Angels
     2. Sins of the Son

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